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« on: February 23, 2013, 02:50:31 PM »
Hi guys,

Recently i have been considering opting back into the performance car market as its been a while, however looking around the usual sites for cars is proving to be uninspiring. It seems in my absence that the market has kinda moved backwards and there is less of a choice out there now?

Value for money needs to be considered at the current fuel prices and living costs, something like a Evo 5 running 400bhp can be bought for approx £4995 with around 70k. A decent RX will now be around £6000 which is decent too, the price of the R33 GTR has seemed to have dropped dramatically too.

I will be putting my X5 up for sale today and if sold i will be looking high and wide to see if something interesting can be bought, hopefully i can get something which begs for ownership :Giggle

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« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2013, 03:31:23 PM »
What about:

Celica GT4
Supra TT
Mazda 6 MPS
BMW Z3 2.8
Honda S2000
Nissan 350Z
Old Skool merc 500SEL
Brap Brap Brap Brap

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2013, 03:48:09 PM »
Quote from: Brett;851540
What about:

Celica GT4 NO
Supra TT NO
Mazda 6 MPS NO
BMW Z3 2.8 NO
Honda S2000 NO
Nissan 350Z NO
Old Skool merc 500SEL NO


FD RX7 single turbo oh yes. ;) :)

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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2013, 04:33:04 PM »
I would never buy a heavily modified car.
 What about an m3?
 audi rs4 avant 2.7 twin turbo 375hp standard
 monaro 6.0v8 400hp
 bmw m5 e39 400hp

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« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2013, 05:29:46 PM »
I second the Audi, be it rs4 or s8 proper luxo-barges you want performance go small and powerfull-rx7 ,mr2 or focus pokey pokey power plant version

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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013, 06:43:08 PM »
I third the audi b5 rs4

A mates got one with 550 hp and slightly more torque. Ok it might weigh as much as the titanic but it carries it well.
if i had 8 hour to cut down a tree. i`d spend 6 sharpening the axe

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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 11:16:42 PM »
VXR Monaro?

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2013, 05:49:55 AM »
Yes, B5 Audi S4 and RS4 are awesome. But tiptronic versions are crap. That gearbox wont take that power, even if its stock.

E39 M5 is good too. But i think that its hard to find a good one. And E60/E61 M5 are awesome.

M3`s are good but they are quite small for family use. :)
Power is nothing without control. Weight is enemy of performance, handling and braking.

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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2013, 10:05:31 PM »
370z :Ladys-man

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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2013, 06:54:56 PM »
Quote from: Brett;851540
What about:

Celica GT4
Supra TT
Mazda 6 MPS
BMW Z3 2.8
Honda S2000
Nissan 350Z
Old Skool merc 500SEL


None of those tick any boxes at all :(
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2013, 06:56:56 PM »
Quote from: turbo boy;851545
I would never buy a heavily modified car.
 What about an m3?
 audi rs4 avant 2.7 twin turbo 375hp standard
 monaro 6.0v8 400hp
 bmw m5 e39 400hp


M3 - Already had one, uses far too much fuel for the amount of power it returns, was not impressed.

Audi RS4 - newer ones are top dollar.

Monaro - 6 litres - not on these petrol prices

BMW M5 - as above.
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« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2013, 06:58:00 PM »
Quote from: marf;851550
Or a full fat Impreza P1, i.e. a WRX STi Type-R

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/subaru/impreza-sti/subaru-impreza-wrx-sti-type-r-v-limited-2-door-v5-my99-model/1005179


In all the years around performance cars the Subaru was a pet hate of mine, cannot stand them :o
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